Room is David Newman, an electronic artist based in Sheffield, UK. His work indulges in exploring electronic sound through evolving sound designs and arrangements. Working from a home studio, David has created works released by Audiobulb Records (UK), Saasfee (Germany) and net labels Hippocamp.net (UK) & Kikapu.com (USA). http://www.glowbulb.com
Transplanted to Chicago from St. Louis, MO, 0+1=everything is the musical outlet of Ryan Bockenfeld. In addition to self-released albums, 0+1=everything has appeared on the Conjugate Projekt's tribute to 2001: A Space Oddyssey and Lumptronic 6: Technotopia. http://www.rsb1000.com
kataStatik (aka Chris Mandra) has been creating electro-acoustic music since the '80s and began writing music integrating orchestral instruments and interactive computer technology in the '90s. In the fall of 2004 he was awarded a fellowship to STEIM in the Netherlands to work on his performance interface, the "manDrum." He holds Masters Degrees in Computer Music and Ethno-musicology from The Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and lives near Washington, DC with his wife, NPR Congressional Correspondent, Andrea Seabrook. http://defdumbandbass.com/
2400W is a collaboration between Matthew Mercer and William Selman (Warmdesk). Deriving their name as a reference to their shared-apartment-building's proximity to Western Avenue in Chicago, these two meld their minimal melodic, micro-sampled, yet glitchily-abstract aesthetics to form the project that is 2400W. http://www.aposteriori.org & http://www.matthewmercer.com/mattmercer/
For Craque--an incarnation of Matt R Davis--live performance is a key element and studio work is substantiated with materials from live improvisations and sound exploration. Collaborations have included Pauline Oliveros, Achim Wollscheid, Quantazelle, and Comma. Recently Craque scored the film Putain de Bordel de Merde and created sound textures for an OOTS Arts Collective gallery opening in Fullerton, CA. http://www.craque.net
Having performed live PAs alongside Scape One (Emoticon, Mass Transit), Todd Sines (Planet E), Quantazelle (subVariant), Proswell (Merck), Sub K (Adaptive Programs) and collaborated with Shadow Huntaz (SKAM), this is his debut recorded effort, with additional projects slated for subVariant and an as-yet unnamed German imprint.
TIME SLIPS BY
Time Slips By is the music project of artists Ed Colmar and Joshua Goldenberg, based in Oakland, California. With thirty-five years of combined experience as performing and studio musicians/djs, their work across a wide spectrum of electronic-based styles has converged into a sound characterized by movements of haunting and emotional melodies,disrupted rhythms, and whispers of noise." http://www.timeslipsby.com
Josh Davis explores low-bit, high-energy music composed and performed on a Nintendo Game Boy as Bit Shifter. Made possible by the independent and covert development of custom-made musicmaking software cartridges, Bit Shifter's music adopts the playfulness inherent in the familiar Game Boy soundset and subverts it, repurposing it into the service of new and unexpected idioms. Bit Shifter's debut CD, Life's A Bit Shifter is available on 555 Recordings, and he has additionally released music with 8bitpeoples, Intikrec and Relax Beatme.
Jason Donnelly (aka Puzzle) is known internationally for his production work on many of the Loops For ACID CDs for Sonic Foundry's ACID software (now Sony's Screenblast ACID). Dj Puzzle's Scratch Tactics, ACID DJ 3.0, Designer Dance Tools, and Trance Solid NRG are just a few of the ACIDized Loops For ACID titles which have been produced by the team of Dj Puzzle and Bernard Turek, otherwise known as Peace Love Productions. http://www.djpuzzle.com/
Detroit-native and Chicago-resident, Anthony Koerber creates dense beat constructions, layered melodies, and a near-pop-structure sensibility permeate most of his work, along with occasional distorted, languid vocals and 8-bit Gameboy-composed moments. http://www.squareproduct.com